June 25, 2007, - 2:01 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Is Jay Garrity an indication of the kind of people that a President Mitt Romney would bring to the White House?
Garrity, the Operations Director of the Romney campaign, took a “leave of absence” Friday, after he became the subject of investigations in two states for impersonating a police officer in two different states:
The Globe reported today that Jay Garrity is the primary target in a State Police investigation into a May 13 call to a Wilmington drain and sewer cleaning business, in which a caller complained about the erratic driving of a company van.
During the phone call, a recording of which was made by the answering service and obtained by the Globe, a man calling himself “Trooper Garrity of the Massachusetts State Police” threatens to cite the driver he says he saw speeding and cutting off cars in the Ted Williams Tunnel.
Also this week, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office opened an investigation into a charge that a Romney campaign aide — identified as Garrity — pulled over a reporter following a campaign vehicle and claimed to have run his license.
“He has taken a leave of absence from the campaign in order to address these complaints,” said Kevin Madden, spokesman for the Romney campaign.
Why wasn’t he immediately fired? When one of your top guys is violating the law in a very serious way, it doesn’t say much about your ability to pick top people, especially should you reach the White House.
So, now we now that not only is Romney a liberal, a flip-flop-flipper (yet again on immigration and so many other issues), an America-hater (during the Olympics), but he’s also a very poor judge of character.
Very low-grade White House timber.
Mitt Happens. . . but hopefully not to the White House.
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